Special Agent Larry N. Carwell

Special Agent Larry N. Carwell

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, January 9, 1984

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Larry N. Carwell

Special Agent Carwell was killed when the U.S. Air Force UH-1N helicopter he was riding in crashed during an anti-narcotics operations flight off the coast of Nassau, Bahamas.

Four Air Force servicemen were also killed in the crash, and four were rescued, after the helicopter was ditched in the sea. The bodies of the lost were never recovered and it is believed they were trapped in the helicopter when it sank in 6,000 feet of water.

Special Agent Carwell had served with the Drug Enforcement Administration for nine years and was assigned to the Houston District Office.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

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I worked in the Houston office in an admin position, and knew Larry. Larry was always upbeat and smiling, and he always spoke to me when passing my desk in the hallway. I liked Larry and was so so saddened when I learned of the accident. I can still see him in my "mind's eye" and can't hardly believe it has been 30 years now. We all loved Larry, RIP.

Joni Adams-Branch
Houston DEA office

October 15, 2018

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